CORE 002 SC - Ecological Justice
This course focuses on sustainability, environmental racism, and ecological justice. We will examine key texts of environmentalism and environmental policy as artifacts of a history of the present. We will discuss the contingent and historical character of Enlightenment-derived conceptualizations of "nature" and "wilderness" that exclude humans, and how these conceptualizations shape responses to environmental problems, including the tendency to overlook human justice dimensions of environmental crisis. We will consider how our understandings of the environment are discursively produced even while we resist the political paralysis that sometimes accompanies such awareness. We will learn about ecological justice work in L.A. County.
Course Credit: 1.0
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